The Economist, Asia
01/23/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Sex ratios remain highly unbalanced in many countries. But there is an important difference between a giant social problem and an endless one—and gendercide now looks like an example of the former

The war on baby girls is winding down

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The Economist, Asia
01/23/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
Meet the solar pioneers. Why a small town in Haiti is at the forefront of humanity’s response to climate change
The Economist, Asia
01/23/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
It wasn’t always cold hard cash that the taxman was after. Our cartoonist looks at how tax has evolved through the ages.
The Economist, Asia
01/23/2017 at 11:50. Facebook
Our quote of the day is from English social reformer Beatrice Webb
The Economist, Asia
01/23/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
Within the next 25 years China expects its navy to become a powerful blue-water fleet that can push the US Navy far out into the Pacific

China’s first aircraft-carrier bares its teeth. Should anyone be scared?

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 17:54. Facebook
As Donald Trump took the oath of office in Washington, applause rang out in a loft in central Moscow where pro-government activists, Kremlin-friendly consultants and nationalist politicians gathered to usher in the new American president

Champagne and smiles as a Russia-friendly populist becomes America’s leader

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 10:57. Facebook
The prime minister once pledged bullet trains that would enable pious passengers to leave Karachi after dawn prayers and arrive in Peshawar, more than 1,000km to the north, in time for evening worship

Pakistan’s misguided obsession with infrastructure

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 06:31. Facebook
Mumbai has 150,000 hawkers. The job is a time-tested route from rural poverty to something a little less wretched. But nativist politicians may change that

The state of Maharashtra considers barring hawkers from other parts of India

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 04:28. Facebook
Historic grudges continue to colour the views that East Asians hold about other neighbouring countries. From the archive

How do Asians view each other?

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 02:24. Facebook
The president’s brand of “America First” populism will do nothing to help the planet, but neither need it be the catastrophe many fear

Climate change in the era of Trump

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The Economist, Asia
yesterday at 00:19. Facebook
The group “Chinese-Americans for Trump” paid for Trump billboards in more than a dozen states and flew aerial banners over 32 cities. Have talks of a trade war and rows over Taiwan prompted a rethink among some supporters?

2016 was the year Chinese-Americans became politically active

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 17:23. Facebook
Mao Zedong wanted a radical break with old ways after 1949, when the civil war ended in mainland China. But it was Josef Stalin who talked Mao out of full-scale romanisation, saying that a proud China needed a truly national system

The curious history of pinyin

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 12:43. Facebook
It costs 90% more to build lines for trains that reach 350kph than it does to lay ones that allow speeds of 250kph

China has built the world’s largest bullet-train network

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
The most obvious benefit is economic. But Cambodia also uses China as a counterweight to Vietnam and as a hedge against the West

Why Cambodia has cosied up to China

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 08:37. Facebook
Within the next 25 years China expects its navy to become a powerful blue-water fleet that can push the US Navy far out into the Pacific

China’s first aircraft-carrier bares its teeth. Should anyone be scared?

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 06:35. Facebook
Peter Navarro has emerged as the brains behind the president’s brawn on trade. The China-bashing eccentric who will soon become one of the world’s most powerful economists was once a supporter of free trade

There are reasons to be worried about Donald Trump's China-bashing trade chief

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 04:33. Facebook
Trump reportedly wants to impose a tariff of 5% or more on all imports, arguing that globalisation gives America a poor deal. But the president gravely underestimates the complexity of messing with tariffs

Donald Trump's perilous trade policy

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 02:28. Facebook
After an all-female cabin crew apparently took four hours to subdue a drunk passenger, the airline is now “ramping up training for staff using the guns after criticism for the way it handled a recent in-flight disturbance”

Korean Air admits to tasering unruly passengers

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The Economist, Asia
01/21/2017 at 00:22. Facebook
Delegates in Davos often treat politicians as pop stars. But the fawning reception given to China’s leader was extraordinary

Xi Jinping portrays China as a rock of stability. But does he really want to be a global leader?

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The Economist, Asia
01/20/2017 at 22:21. Facebook
Carnage—a word not usually associated with inaugural addresses or any appeal to national unity—formed the smouldering, incendiary core of President Donald Trump’s first speech after taking his oath of office

Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th president

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